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Manheim, Ralph 1907-1992

Works: 830 works in 2,977 publications in 3 languages and 94,574 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Fairy tales  War fiction  Political fiction  Fantasy fiction  Christmas fiction  Historical fiction  Novels 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author, Illustrator, Creator, tra, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: PT2613.R338, 833.914
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Most widely held works about Ralph Manheim
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Most widely held works by Ralph Manheim
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler( Book )

66 editions published between 1943 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Hitler's life and his social and political philosophy
Nutcracker by E. T. A Hoffmann( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After hearing how her toy nutcracker got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and watches him change into a handsome prince
The tin drum by Günter Grass( Book )

61 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magical realist novel in which Oskar Matzerath, a thirty-year-old dwarf in a mental hospital, tells his life story, which was shaped by the rise of Nazi power and includes his assumption of guilt for a murder he did not commit
Dear Mili : an old tale by Wilhelm Grimm( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to save her daughter from a terrible war, the mother sends her into the forest telling her to return in three days. She meets St. Joseph who cares for her for three days, which in reality is thirty years
Der Fuehrer : Hitler's rise to power by Konrad Heiden( Book )

41 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes events leading up to Hitler's rise to power
The neverending story by Michael Ende( Book )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill
An introduction to metaphysics by Martin Heidegger( Book )

24 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dog years by Günter Grass( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel in three parts, beginning in the 1920s and ending in the 1950s, that follows the lives of two friends from the prewar years in Germany through an apocalyptic period and its startling aftermath
The flounder by Günter ( Grass( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An immortal fisherman catches an immortal talking fish in the Stone Age, and they live eternally until modern times in Germany, bound by the man's insatiable pregnant wife and entanglements with various female cooks. The narrating fisherman uses his predicament to comment on gender and nutrition in society, as well as gloat over the fish's second capture and subsequent trial by women for his historical role in subjugating women
Cat and mouse by Günter Grass( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the publication of his first novel, The Tin Drum, Günter Grass was acclaimed internationally as the most imaginative and powerful novelist to come out of postwar Germany. Cat and Mouse has the same setting that The Tin Drum made famous: Danzig and its petty bourgeoisie. But the art form is deliberately different. Brief and compact, it focuses on the extraordinary fate and person of one hero, Joachim Mahlke, fourteen years old when the story starts. Mahlke is set apart from his fellows by an unusual excrescence of cartilage, a huge Adam's apple, sign and symbol of precocious virility, at once embarrassing and stimulating to its bearer. When a classmate sics a cat on Mahlke's "mouse," he unwittingly launches him on a hero's career. In order to compensate for his mouse, Mahlke turns himself into an athlete and ace diver who brings up from a half-submerged ship all kinds of hardware to string around his neck. He becomes "The Great Mahlke," first to his classmates and later to the nation. Mahlke's mentors, however, refuse to be impressed. For the cat watching him, ready to pounce, is a society of petty men. Not even by gaining his country's highest honor, the Order of Merit, the most dazzling piece of hardware to cover his protuberance, does Mahlke succeed in conciliating his enemies. Mahlke is different, Mahlke is doomed. With ferocious virtuosity, Gunter Grass maps the local and mental circumstances of Mahlke's dramatic and pathetic struggle, compelling the reader's participation and belief."--Jacket
The night in Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the world slowly sliding into war, enemies of the Reich flee Europe. One night in Lisbon, as a poor refugee gazes hungrily at the boat enroute to America, a man approaches with two tickets ... and a story to tell
Local anaesthetic by Günter Grass( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starusch, a 40 year old teacher of German and history, undergoes protracted dental treatment in an office where TV is used to distract the patients. Under local anesthesia, the patient projects onto the screen his past and present with the fluidity and visual quality of the movies. A satirical portrait of social confusions
Poems, 1913-1956 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

50 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

50 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brutal, scandalous, perverted, yet humorous, hummable, and with a happy ending- Bertolt Brecht's revolutionary masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is a landmark of modern drama that has become embedded in the Western cultural imagination. Through the love story of Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath, the play satirizes the bourgeois of the Weimar Republic, revealing a society at the height of decadence and on the verge of chaos. Complemented with music by Kurt Weill, it was one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz into the theater, and the song "Mack the Knife" became one of the most popular and widely recorded songs of the twentieth century."--Book cover
The rat by Günter Grass( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A female rat engages the narrator in a series of dialogues-convincingly demonstrating to him that the rats will inherit a devastated earth. Dreams alternate with reality in this story within a story within a story
Stories of five decades by Hermann Hesse( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and German and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three stories arranged in chronological order that are primarily concerned with the authors own secret
Grimms' tales for young and old by Jacob Grimm( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new and modern translation of the entire collection of folk and fairy tales written by the Brothers Grimm
Shakespeare's stage by A. M Nagler( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1981 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of symbolic forms by Ernst Cassirer( Book )

in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symbolic form has long been considered by many who knew it in the original German as the greatest of Ernst Cassirer's works. Into it he poured all the resources of his vast learning about language, myth, religion, art, and science- the various creative symbolizing activities and constructions through which man has expressed himself and given intelligible objective form to his experience
Dante, poet of the secular world by Erich Auerbach( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in English and German and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A precursor and companion to Erich Auerbach's majestic Mimesis, Dante: Poet of the Secular World is both a comprehensive introduction to the work of one of the greatest poets and a brilliantly provocative and stimulating essay in the history of ideas. Here Auerbach, acclaimed by writers and scholars as various as Terry Eagleton, Guy Davenport, and Alfred Kazin as one of the greatest critics of the twentieth century, argues paradoxically but powerfully that it is to Dante, supreme among Christian poets, that we owe the concept of the secular world. Dante's poetry, Auerbach shows, offers an extraordinary synthesis of the sensuous and the conceptual, and individual and the universal, that redefined notions of human character and fate and opened the way into modernity
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Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.15 for Dear Mili ... to 0.86 for A life in ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mein Kampf
NutcrackerThe tin drumDear Mili : an old taleDer Fuehrer : Hitler's rise to powerThe neverending storyAn introduction to metaphysicsDog yearsThe flounder
Alternative Names
Manheim, R. 1907-1992

Manheim, Ralph

Manheim Ralph Frederick

Mannheim, Ralph 1907-1992

Marlowe Ralph

Marlowe Ralph (1907-1992)

Ralph Manheim American translator of German and French literature

Ralph Manheim Amerikaans taalkundige (1907-1992)

Ralph Manheim US-amerikanischer Übersetzer

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